It has taken me a while to put metaphorical 'pen to paper' on this month's blog as I’ve grappled with what may, or may not be, appropriate to write given what is going on in the world right now
There is plenty of uniformity in business these days with management philosophies being touted and adopted which are designed to work across numerous industries and sectors.
As an industry which has its fair share of ups and downs, we should all be acutely aware that nothing lasts forever and a market which appears to be going like a train can sometimes come to a shuddering halt.
No sooner had the working year kicked off than we got our first set of industry data to chew over – this time in the form of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics.
The next consultative stage of the FCA’s ‘Consumer Duty‘ proposals have just been released, which are effectively a more formalised version two of what was published in May this year.
One of the clichés often bandied around the market, or indeed business in general, is how its absolutely vital when you start up a firm that you’re aware of what your exit strategy will be.
There is always a lot of talk in our sector – with good reason – about the opportunities for advisers to diversify their propositions.
September is often a time of new beginnings. Pop onto social media over the next week or so and you’re likely to see friends and family posting numerous photos of their offspring all scrubbed up and ready for a new year of school.
Changing your distributor or club might seem like a massive deal, or it might feel like you are being disloyal. However, that loyalty needs to be rewarded.
Many in the industry will have paused for breath following the end of June and the end of the initial stage of the stamp duty holiday.